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Patched TRIM in RAID! (Former: RIVE 3301 Patched for TRIM in RAID!)

Level 16
Ok what you've all been waiting for 😛 After an insane amount of coffee and tea consumption I'm proud to announce, TRIM under RAID!


1. Download my modded UEFI image: (Newer links below, read the enitre post:))
2. Download F6 11.7 driver from Intel here:"Intel+Rapi...
(EDIT: There are newer driver versions)
3. Flash UEFI image via USB Flashback method (EZ-Flash won't flash any modded UEFI).
4. Force install the 11.7 driver via device manager/have disk (You can use other 11.x versions BUT 11.7 is a must if you use Win8 due to a gazillion Win8 fixes it includes..Also I don't suggest anything bellow 11.6 as it's not made with the specific OROM in mind..)
5. Reboot and rerun the Windows Experience Index assessment (Windows uses this to figure out if the drive is SSD or HDD). (For Win8.1, run "winsat formal" in admin command prompt).
6. Go ahead and Optimize the array 🙂

Special thanks to my testers: jezjohnson and broken pixel!!

Disclaimer: This is my own work and is unrelated to ASUS. Also I am not responsible if this eats your data or makes you grow hair on your forhead..It has been tested enough but you know how these disclaimers go:p

a) If you are installing a new operating system on the array the F6 drivers could probably fail, in that case install with a 3.x F6 driver and once installation finishes force install 11.x via device manager as normal.

b) You do not need to rebuild your arrays. It works with existing arrays as they are:)

The is only one image from now on. It includes both the patched OROM and the lastest UEFI Driver (Binary images: provided by Pacman, provided by asder00 ). When you use the one, the other is not used at all, so there's no point making 2 versions.

All files moved from dropbox to Necrosan's server. I want to take a moment to thank Necrosan for volunteering to host them and accomodating all my needs!

The thread was getting too big and I was getting banned from dropbox for traffic every now and then heh. So new format, each board has a folder with all the mods for the board inside. Earlier versions are only OROM modded. those that come in 2 versions (plain and +UEFI) have either the patched OROM in the first case or an updated UEFI driver in the later. Versions after those have both.

New mods will be announced here.

Latest Rampage IV: 4310, Sabertooth:4210, P9X79/-Deluxe/-Pro/:4210, P9X79-WS: 3401

Sabertooth X79:
Patched OROMs for self-modding:
They would work for any X79 board.

FAQ or Things you should read before asking questions

Q: Intel Toolbox is not working properly with this patch:
A: With this patch forget the Toolbox.

Q: How do I know if it working or not?
A: Installing Win8 and doing it's "Optimize" is the only verified method of triggering TRIM on demand. Anvil works for some drives and not for others on Win7. Most of the issues reported are with specific drives under Win7. To verify that the drives actually act upon the command you need to use the hex editor method as posted by Fernando here:
This method is the best for checking but it is a bit involved. A simpler approach for ordinary users is Trimcheck by CyberShadow:

Q: My XYZ drive gets passed the command but the hex editor test shows TRIM has not been applied.
A: What drive controllers do with the command, depends on the drives.
If it doesn't work with your drives using this patch it would not work on ASRock and Gigabyte implementations as well and it's either a drive issue or Intel OROM/driver issue.

Q: Are there any drives /reported known to not work?
There is currently no drive known as not working.

NOTICE: Do not post ANY external links on this thread unless they point to Intel or a major manufacturer(drivers). I do not have time to personally verify any downloads other than the ones I make myself. Nor can I "police" the links in case they change to malicious targets at some point in the future. I can not support this unless I know exactly what's been flashed. Please respect this rule. I can not end up in a situation where I'm chasing an issue that doesn't exist because the user reporting it downloaded something else that may or may not be right.
If you want to send me new driver or OROM versions, use PM instead.
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blakedj06 wrote:
I cant search this Site is to slow!

You can use Google to search this site for instance: whatever keywords

Level 7
Can only speak for my own experience but using 4102 BIOS when I installed Windows 8 it asked me early on in the install to provide drivers for the RAID controller (without me having to click "Load Driver", press F6 or anything). I selected the x64 drivers, install proceeded normally. I then installed the same RST without any issues.

Also works with Noden's latest modded BIOS that has the 12.7 OROM in exactly the same way.

Hmm i installed x64 drivers via Device Manager. After i install the RST Software with no success "This platform is not supported".

I have the same Board and the same Bios and the same OS (Win8 x64) whats wrong?

blakedj06 wrote:
Hmm i installed x64 drivers via Device Manager. After i install the RST Software with no success "This platform is not supported".

I have the same Board and the same Bios and the same OS (Win8 x64) whats wrong?

So we're clear, you're running "SetupRST.exe" aren't you?

Have you verified that the device is using the drivers in Device Manager?

Did you install Windows 8 in UEFI mode?

Level 16
Seriously guys this has been answered a million times by lots of different people.. answering the same question over and over does not help those that do actually read the thread in order to troubleshoot a possible problem. We're 62 pages long and a lot of posts are repeated questions and people saying thanks (use rep for that, don't post Thanks) 😛 Seriously, use the search function first otherwise we'll get to 200 pages and it will all of them be a repetition of 3 basic questions. This is the last time I'm answering any question that has been answered 100 times before in this thread.

In UEFI mode installation, the application can be installed as is (by installing the full package).
In patched OROM legacy installation you have to install an RSTe version in order to keep the application and then force install the F6 driver through device manager. The full package installer is not compatible with the patched OROM, because the later still exposes device 2826 to the operating system.
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Level 7
Ok thx! I install now in UEFI Mode.

Which ME Driver Version is in your modded Bios? In Bios i see Version 7 but this is old i know?

Hi Nodens,

I am in a similar problem, but i read and searched a lot in this topic, but my problems is similar... not that it bothers me much, but would like to have the RST or RSTe application working showing me my drives... it's not...

I have installed windows 8 pro x64 using UEFI and everything works fine. I got 4102 modded bios with now the 12.7 OROM installed.

I tried installing the full package, but obviously, i am getting a "No compatible hardware found" message... thus, i installed the RSTe application then forced intalled the 12.6 RST driver, which everything works as planned...

But i not have both RST and RSTe applications installed... and both not showing my Raid setup... in fact, the RST is working and only showing me the optical drives i have, they don't show the Raid array.

And the RSTe when double click on the icon in the notification area, i am getting a service not running and if i open it i am getting a message regarding an unknown error opening this application...

I tried all above methods, and none are working. I know i am in UEFI, because this is how i did my installation of Windows 8. Never had to do an F6 to install on the Raid array... it always worked out of the box.

My Trim is working fine... and the PC is working fine with a stable 4.3ghz overclock (as in my sig). Would just have liked to the the RST or RSTe application to show me the raid array... but it's not...
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New driver and ROM is out! Over @ Station-drivers.

INTEL Raid/Ahci Controllers rom
INTEL Rapid Storage Technology (RST) drivers
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Link here

Sorry for my english 😄

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Sorry about that. Wrong post wrong thread.
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